1. Would LA Make a Run at Papelbon as a (really Expensive) Setup Man?

    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has made it very clear that he'd waive his veto rights and welcome a trade to a contender, and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles talked to “a ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 12 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  2. Chone Figgins Begins Rehab Assignment with Isotopes

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Dodgers utility man Chone Figgins began a minor league rehabilitation assignment on Thursday night with Triple-A Albuquerque, after missing more than a month on the disabled list...

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  3. All Signs Point to Paco Rodriguez Joining Dodgers in St. Louis

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Left-handed relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez is expected to join the Dodgers in St. Louis on Friday, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 12 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  4. Dodgers Come off the Break with a Lot of Tough Work Ahead of Them

    In the days leading up to the All-Star break, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was already looking to the weeks ahead.....

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  5. Giants Looking for Ways to Improve

    You have traveled back in time to March 31, as the Giants and Diamondbacks were preparing to play the season opener...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 12 days ago 567 reads 0 comments

  6. A's, Giants Give Bay Area High Hopes for Playoffs

    OAKLAND -- The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 12 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  7. Grading the Giants' First Half, Part II: The Pitchers

    Welcome back to our second, half-depressing, half-encouraging round of Giants grades for the first half. We looked the hitters on Wednesday. Now it's time to review the starting pitchers' performances relative to expectations...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 12 days ago 251 reads 0 comments

  8. 5 Trades That Could Take the San Francisco Giants to the Next Level

    The San Francisco Giants emerge from the All-Star break with a record of 52-43, trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers by one game in the NL West. The Giants are currently tied with the Atlanta Braves for the top spot in the wild-card race...

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  9. 3 Blockbuster Deals Dodgers Should Propose

    The MLB trade deadline is under two weeks away, which means teams are going to be faced with some tough decisions over the next few days...

    Nick Ostiller Written by Nick Ostiller about 13 days ago 17,752 reads 48 comments

  10. Trevor Cahill Back from Minors, Still Tweaking Delivery

    Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers said last month that there was a worst-case scenario timeline for when pitcher Trevor Cahill would be back in the majors. That seems to have been the All-Star break...

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  11. Arroyo, Other Players Jam in Diamondbacks' New 'Rock Room'

    It used to be just another storage room in the bowels of Chase Field, an unmarked catch-all area behind two silent, green double doors...

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  12. Jackson opens Cubs' second half vs. D-backs

    With the second half looming, both the Cubs and D-backs have unclear rotations that look shaky at first glance...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 13 days ago 31 reads 0 comments

  13. D-Backs Look Ahead After Injuries, Struggles in First Half

    PHOENIX -- The second half of the 2014 season is really about 2015 when it comes to the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 13 days ago 26 reads 0 comments

  14. Padres GM Finalists Are Preller, Hazen, Eppler, Ng

    The Padres have narrowed their list of candidates for the club's open GM position with intentions of conducting second interviews next week, reports Scott Miller of Bleacher Report (Twitter links)...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 13 days ago 234 reads 0 comments

  15. Mets Visit SD, Trying to Pick Up Where They Left Off

    Tabbed to open the Padres ' rotation after the All-Star break, Ian Kennedy ended his first half with a season-high eight shutout innings Saturday...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 13 days ago 10 reads 0 comments

  16. D-Backs System Still Well-Stocked with Pitching Talent

    PHOENIX -- These days, a look at the top prospects in the Diamondbacks ' system starts in the majors leagues...

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  17. Diamondbacks Optimistic They Can Salvage 2nd Half of Lost Season

    When the Diamondbacks learned only hours before they were to board a plane for Australia that their projected Opening Day starter, Patrick Corbin, would require Tommy John elbow surgery, it was the first indication this was not going to be their year...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 13 days ago 14 reads 0 comments

  18. What Went Wrong? D-Backs' Woes Directly Related to Pitching

    PHOENIX -- It was a lazy mid-March afternoon on the west side of town, mild and sunny. Birds caught the wind, made leisurely loops on a day that seemed expressly assembled to lighten the drudgery of spring training...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 13 days ago 14 reads 0 comments

  19. Jackson Opens Cubs' Second Half vs. D-Backs

    With the second half looming, both the Cubs and D-backs have unclear rotations that look shaky at first glance...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 13 days ago 5 reads 0 comments

  20. Bucs, Rox Look for Fresh Start in Second Half

    Just like Opening Day, Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pirates to start the second half of the season. Similar to Opening Day, Liriano is looking for a fresh start...

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  21. Tyler Chatwood out for Rockies Rest of Season, Will Have Tommy John Surgery

    The Rockies ' reeling rotation has taken another major hit. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will miss the rest of the season and is scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery, a major-league source confirmed Thursday...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 13 days ago 1,496 reads 0 comments

  22. NL Notes: Papelbon, Mets, Cubs

    The Dodgers could potentially look to acquire Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to a tweet from Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 10 reads 0 comments

  23. Interview with ESPN's Keith Law: Review of Dodgers 2014 Draft

    Recently, I had the opportunity to interview ESPN.com senior baseball writer Keith Law. Law had recently covered the 2014 MLB draft and also writes extensively about minor league prospects...

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  24. Giants Rivalry Gets a Jolt After the Break

    It is fair to say that Miguel Montero is not a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers . The Arizona Diamondbacks catcher, whose locker was – awkwardly – right next to Yasiel ...

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  25. Pence Plays with a Style That's All His Own

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Young Hunter Pence was heartbroken. The energetic Little Leaguer coveted the number seven that his older brother wore, but it was taken...

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